Best Smart Scale – Withings Cardio, QardioBase, Xiaomi Mi Body Scale

Xiaomi Mi Body Scale:

Withings Cardio US:
Withings Cardio Int:

QardioBase US:
QardioBase Int:

I’ve selected my favourite scales to test out and find the best one, including Withings Cardio, QardioBase and the new Xiaomi Mi Body Scale. The benefits of quantifying yourself are clear and scales are probably one fo the oldest methods of doing that as it goes back to the 18th century. It helps one understand how well they’re progressing towards the goal, i.e. lose weight, gain weight, change body composition, gain muscle, lose fat etc. Scales have involved a lot and show you much more than just weight, including fat, muscle, water, bone mass etc.

In this video:
00:15 Intro
01:40 User Experience
03:54 Measurements/Accuracy
06:37 App / Integration
08:06 Conclusion and recommendation

More info and all the results:

Story/Camera/Editing: Sander Saar


April 2017, London

43 Replies to “Best Smart Scale – Withings Cardio, QardioBase, Xiaomi Mi Body Scale”

  1. Greg

    Isn't there a way to compare theses scales results with some professional equipment? I've always heard that electricity takes the shortest way, and the shortest way from one leg to the other is missing a lot of body parts…

  2. Mario

    Great review. I just bought a Mi Body right now thanks to you (as I wanted to know about user experience instead of getting advice from someone technically less informed than I am: think CNet and others). I'm not into consumerism so I won't subscribe at this point. But please keep it up and don't deviate from being informative and agreeable!.

  3. Azwan Azli

    You should compare the three scales with one credible/high end/expensive/professional scale to see if the parameters and measurement are correct or not..comparing those three among themselves will not tell the accuracy of the measurement

  4. mr.niceguy

    hey nice video! but i have one question. i know that you need the mi app to see your results, but do you need to have the app open during the measurement? thanks

  5. MusikPiratCH

    For my use this video is completely useless. Neither do I use Apple Health nor Google Fit Apps. Indeed the App environment is a very important point. But that's also very individual and you should devide it into scales for user groups (my idea).
    Second there is indeed a medical correct scale for bone, fat, water and muscles percentage. Those very expensive scales use 4 points for measuring those percentages! All your three scales mesure only the lower part of the body and calculate then those percentages (fat, bones, water and muscles). That cannot be very percise! 😛
    For my use I'd need either the (too expensive) Garmin scale or (what I prefer) a cheaper scale where I add the body weight manually. However in a separate app I see all those (not percise details). As long as there is no standard that allows apps where you track your calories to add those scales (or your fitness app) this is the compromis I use!

  6. Patricia Ueno

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that someone else has stolen this video and has posted it in their channel, along with many other stolen videos. I have already flagged it.

  7. manish mudaliar

    Subscribed and liked, you have put in a lot of effort thanks for the review. Just one thing i would have liked in this video is a comparison between a medical grade bmi machine to these scales to know which scale was the closest

  8. Jeremy Wright

    thanks for this excellent comparison review. Exactly as you said, consistency is the key. I've been looking at body fat scales for hours and all I wanted was 3 things: 1) consistent 2) easy to use app 3) price Xiaomi tics all these boxes. I considered getting a Xiaomi phone earlier this year, ultimately went for S8, but in researching phones I found Xiaomi to be a solid chinese tech company – so I know there will be no major issues with the app – they have the resources to make it work 🙂

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